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VOL. 133 | NO. 117 | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tentative Tom Lee Park Plan Adds Trees and Festival Infrastructure

There is a plan to add more trees to Tom Lee Park and other amenities and still keep the park as the home of the Memphis In May International Festival with some of the festival infrastructure becoming permanent.

Mempho Festival Headliners Announced for October Event

Beck, Phoenix, Post Malone and Nas are the headliners for the second annual Mempho Music Festival Oct. 6 and 7 in Shelby Farms Park.

Luttrell, Jones: County Budget Talks Center on Property Tax Allocation

Shelby County government’s budget season turns on the county’s property tax rate. It’s not about decreasing the current $4.11 rate to $4.05, as proposed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. It’s about how the $4.05 rate would be allocated among various county uses.

New Motion

Former Choose901 creative manager branches out

For more than a millennia, the concept of a perpetual motion machine, an object that can move indefinitely on its own with no external energy source, eluded inventors, mathematicians and early physicists.

Line Between ‘Get Out the Vote,’ ‘Crossover’ Melts In Campaign Heat

Get Out The Vote – the plan known among politicos by the shorthand GOTV – has slipped across the line that separates it from “crossover” – the sometimes-controversial act of pushing to get those on the other side of the partisan divide to cross political lines and vote for the other party’s nominee.

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EVENTS

Remington College will hold its 3 Lives blood drive for Lifeblood on Tuesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at its Memphis campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The drive is part of a national effort highlighting the need for minority blood donors to help patients with sickle cell and other blood disorders. Visit 3lives.com.

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Johnson Wins Final FESJC, Takes Over No. 1 World Ranking

Dustin Johnson had a sizable lead. Only a couple of holes remained in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind Sunday, June 10, and a victory would push Johnson from No. 2 in the world rankings to No. 1.

Last Word: The Politics of Summer, Perpetual Motion and Nigerian Email Scams

Just about the time it is summer by the calendar next week as well as by the ongoing weather, you will start to see a set of one-on-one debates between the Democratic and Republican contenders for Shelby County Mayor – Lee Harris and David Lenoir, respectively.

Balmoral School's PTO Pres Indicted For Theft

The former president of the Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for theft of more than $1,000.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Lake District Lands Malco Theater, Former Benchmark Seeks New Life

3536 Canada Road,, Lakeland, TN 38002 -
 More good news for the residents of Lakeland as Malco Theatres Inc. has signed a letter of intent to construct a “state-of-the-art” movie theater in The Lake District.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Importance Of Roles And Responsibilities

A great idea can be the first step in the process of creating something wonderful. Bringing the right people together adds power to the idea. Having roles and responsibilities to guide the work can turn possibility into reality.

Food for Thought: Café Momentum

Keynote from Conscious Capitalism Conference: Chad Houser, CEO and executive chef of Café Momentum

STATEWIDE

KKR is Buying Envision Healthcare in a Nearly $10B Deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – KKR is buying physician services provider and surgery center operator Envision Healthcare Corp. in an approximately $9.9 billion deal.

UT Knoxville Subcommittee Considers No Tuition Increase

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A subcommittee at the University of Tennessee Knoxville will consider a proposal to hold tuition flat for the first time in 34 years.

REGIONAL NEWS

The Wonder of You: Louisiana Crooner Wins Elvis Competition

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – In an Elvis Presley contest full of men with slicked-back hair and rhinestone-studded jumpsuits, a 19-year-old was chosen as being most like the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

US NEWS

Poll: Americans Want More of What Journalists Want to Report

NEW YORK (AP) – There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Watchers Await Rate Forecast With a Hike All But Certain

WASHINGTON (AP) – Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What's not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to accelerate its rate hikes in the months ahead – a move that could raise the risk of a recession.

Bill Giving SBA More Power Over Loan Program Passes Congress

More small business owners may be able to get government-backed loans after Congress gave the Small Business Administration the power to increase the yearly limit on loans it guarantees.

Science Panel Says FAA is Too Tough on Drones

Science advisers to the federal government say safety regulators should do more to speed the integration of commercial drones into the nation's airspace.

TECHNOLOGY

Your Internet Use Could Change as 'Net Neutrality' Ends

NEW YORK (AP) – Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change – though not right away – following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

Balmoral School's PTO Pres Indicted For Theft

The former president of the Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for theft of more than $1,000.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 110 188 14,031
MORTGAGES 126 219 16,224
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 7 2,209
BUILDING PERMITS 170 411 29,164
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 9,042
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 52 4,753
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 66 5,599
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 56 3,038

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